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Occupational heavy metal fume inhalation induced Acute kidney injury


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Author Details : Vikash Khandelia, Umashankar Nama, Vijay Kumar Meena*, Tasneem Koser

Volume : 2, Issue : 1, Year : 2019

Article Page : 11-12


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Abstract

We present a case of severe haemolytic anemia with acute kidney injury within 48 hour of inhalation of toxic fume of mixtures of aluminium and lead in a heavy metal factory worker. Patient required 7 sessions of intermittent haemodialysis and after 3 weeks patient become nonoliguric and dialysis independent and made a full recovery in 3 month. We suggest that workers in metal factory should be tested for blood levels of metals on a periodic basis to avoid health hazards due to chronic exposures to toxic metal fumes.

Keywords: Heavy metal, Acute kidney injury, Haemolytic anemia, Toxic fumes, Dialysis.

How to cite : Khandelia V , Nama U, Meena V K, Koser T, Occupational heavy metal fume inhalation induced Acute kidney injury. J Urol Nephrol Hepatol Sci 2019;2(1):11-12

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